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Phone: 1-888-359-9600
Fax: 1-423-926-4476
Email: medup@medicalupdate.com

 

State Specific Requirements for NHA

​Below you will find information about State specific requirements.

AL - 24 hours required / 6 hours allowed in home study. Accepts NAB/NCERS approved courses.

AZ - 50 hours required / 20 hours allowed in home study. Accepts NAB/NCERS approved courses.

ARK - 20 hours required / 20 hours allowed in home study. Accepts NAB/NCERS approved courses. Certificate must be notarized. Medical Update provides this service free of charge to all ARK customers.

CA - 40 hours required / 40 hours allowed in home study. California accepts NAB/NCERS or NHAP approved courses. All Medical Update courses are approved through NAB so they are accepted by CA. NHA's need 40 CEU's with 10 hours in Patient Care / Aging.

CT - 40 hours required / 40 hours allowed in home study. Accepts NAB/NCERS approved courses.

DC - 40 hours required / 40 hours allowed in home study. Accepts NAB/NCERS approved courses.

DE - 48 hours required / 12 hours allowed in home study. Accepts NAB/NCERS approved courses.

FL - 40 hours required / 10 hours allowed in home study. Florida accepts NAB/NCERS courses so all Medical Update courses are approved. NHA's are limited to 10 hours in Home Study with 5 hours per subject. NHA's need (2) two hour courses relating to prevention of medication errors and (1) one hour course on HIV/AIDS.

GA - 40 hours required / 20 hours allowed in home study. Georgia accepts NAB/NCERS courses so all Medical Updates are accepted. NHA's need 40 hours but can only have 6 hours in Home Study. 6 Hours are required in Ethics which covers a topic concerning Patients Rights or Resident Care.

ID - 20 hours required / 20 hours allowed in home study. Idaho accepts NAB/NCERS approved courses so all of Medical Update's courses are accepted. NHA's need 20 hours, 12 of which need to be on Resident Care. There is no limit on the number of Home Study courses taken.

IL - 36 hours required / 18 hours allowed in home study. Accepts NAB/NCERS approved courses.

IN - 40 hours required / 40 hours allowed in home study. Accepts NAB/NCERS approved courses.

IA - 40 hours required / 40 hours allowed in home study. Accepts NAB/NCERS approved courses

KS - 50 hours required / 50 hours allowed in home study. Kansas approves its own sponsors and reviews each course for content appropriate for NHA's. We are approved as a sponsor for Kansas and all Medical Update's courses are accepted. Each certificate displays the Kansas sponsorship number and whether the category of Administration or Resident Care is applicable. These courses are labeled as Resident Care or Administration on the certificate. There is no limit for Home Study hours.

KY - 30 hours required / 30 hours allowed in home study. Accepts NAB/NCERS approved courses.

LA - 18 hours required / 9 hours allowed in home study. Accepts NAB/NCERS approved courses. NHA's are required to submit their original certificate. For last minute customers, Medical Update calls or faxes the state board for permission to allow customer to mail the original to meet that requirement. Medical Update or customer can then fax certificate temporarily while original arrives in the mail. Certificate must read June 30th.

ME - 24 hours required / 24 hours allowed in home study. Accepts NAB/NCERS approved courses. Limit of 12 hours per course but can take all 24 in home study.

MD - 40 hours required / 40 hours allowed in home study. Accepts NAB/NCERS approved courses.

MA - 40 hours required / 40 hours allowed in home study. Accepts NAB/NCERS approved courses.

MI - 36 hours required / 18 hours allowed in home study. Accepts NAB/NCERS approved courses.

MN - 20 hours required / 20 hours allowed in home study. Accepts NAB/NCERS approved courses.

MS - 40 hours required / 10 hours allowed in home study. Accepts NAB/NCERS approved courses. 10 hours in professional ethics required which Medical Update has.

MO - No longer allows Medical Update to offer any courses for CEU's. Only Universities and Professional organizations are approved. We are so sorry. 

MT - 20 hours required / 20 hours allowed in home study. Accepts NAB/NCERS approved courses.

NE - 50 hours required / 25 hours allowed in home study. Accepts NAB/NCERS approved courses.

NV - 30 hours required / 30 hours allowed in home study. Accepts NAB/NCERS approved courses. 2 hours are required in the category of regulations. These courses are labeled as regulations on the certificate.

NH - 40 hours required / 40 hours allowed in home study. Accepts NAB/NCERS approved courses.

NJ - 60 hours required / 60 hours allowed in home study. New Jersey accepts NAB/NCERS approved courses so all Medical Update's courses are accepted. N. J NHA's are the only state with CEU's due every three years now. Original certificates are required if audited. Medical Update keeps a copy in the Administrator's file for backup if one should be needed. 4 hours ethics required.

NM - 24 hours required / 24 hours allowed in home study. Accepts NAB/NCERS approved courses.

NY - 48 hours required / 24 hours allowed in home study. Accepts NAB/NCERS approved courses.

NC - 30 hours required / 10 hours allowed in home study. Accepts NAB/NCERS approved courses.

ND - 20 hours required / 20 hours allowed in home study. Accepts NAB/NCERS approved courses.

OH - Dear Ohio NHA, As you may know, Ohio BELTSS has changed it’s rules regarding CEU’s. This is our understanding based on a conversation with Lora Headrick of their staff. They have increased the amount of distance learning from 6 to 10 CEU’s. This opens up the opportunity for you to use our larger book courses which range from 2 to 15 hours. The Certificates for courses of 6 hours or less will continue to have both an NAB approval number and a BELTSS approval number. Certificates for courses with greater than 6 hours will have only the NAB approval number and will be accepted by BELTSS.

OK - 24 hours required / 24 hours allowed in home study. Accepts NAB/NCERS approved courses.

OR - 20 hours required / 20 hours allowed in home study. Oregon accepts NAB/NCERS approved courses so all Medical Update's courses are accepted. There is no longer an ethics requirement.

PA - 48 hours required / 48 hours allowed in home study. Accepts NAB/NCERS approved courses.

RI - 40 hours required / 40 hours allowed in home study. Accepts NAB/NCERS approved courses.

SC - 20 hours required / 20 hours allowed in home study. Accepts NAB/NCERS approved courses.

SD - 40 hours required / 40 hours allowed in home study. Accepts NAB/NCERS approved courses.

TN - 18 hours required / 12 hours allowed in home study. Accepts NAB/NCERS approved courses.

TX - 40 hours required / 34 hours allowed in home study. Texas accepts NAB/NCERS approved courses. 6 hours required in Ethics. This can be obtained in either workshop or Home Study.

UT - 40 hours required / 40 hours allowed in home study. Accepts NAB/NCERS approved courses.

VT - 40 hours required / 40 hours allowed in home study. Accepts NAB/NCERS approved courses.

VA - 25 hours required / 10 hours allowed in home study and NHA's can carry over their hours until the next year. Accepts NAB/NCERS approved courses.

WA - 54 hours required / 54 hours allowed in home study. Accepts NAB/NCERS approved courses.

WV - 20 hours required / 20 hours allowed in home study. Accepts NAB/NCERS approved courses.

WI - 24 hours required / 24 hours allowed in home study. Accepts NAB/NCERS approved courses.

WY - 25 hours required / 25 hours allowed in home study. Accepts NAB/NCERS approved courses.

 

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